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Concentration: Finance, General Management
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Please Evaluate My Profile [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2014, 03:42
Hi,

I am planning to apply to Full Time MBA for Fall 2014, mainly Canada and US.

My Profile:

Indian Male IT Profile
B.Tech in Computer Engineering
Graduation GPA - 7.788/10 (70.09%)
Work Exp: 3 yrs in IT by July 2014
GMAT: 640 (Q 50 V 27) IR 8
Have CWG 2010 volunteer experience
Post MBA Goal: To work in investment banking or as financial adviser.

I prefer to study in Canada and US. I would prefer to work for at least 4-5 years in that country after doing my MBA and may be think to settle there permanently.

I have shortlisted some schools:-

1. University of British Columbia: Sauder (Can apply only in R3 as of now, I can wait if I may have good chances to get admission in R1 Fall 2015)
2. University of Alberta
3. University of Calgary
4. Simon Fraser University
5. University of Victoria
6. Mays Business School, Texas

What are my chances of getting into the above B schools.
Moreover, please advise if I should go for 1 year MBA or 2 year MBA.
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Re: Please Evaluate My Profile [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2014, 14:40
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Hey dude,
Thanks for dropping by. So I got a few thoughts here based on what you wrote (and on what you didn't write)

1. I'm not sure your goals are the best. EVERYbody in IT from India wants to move into finance. Few do. And it might be perceived as unrealistic, so you may want to reconsider.

2. Think about retaking the GMAT. It may be high enough for some of the schools on your list, but since anyhow it wouldn't make any sense for you to apply until R1 next year, you might as well retake the GMAT cause even with 30 points higher, it can make a huge difference.

3. If you really DO want to get into finance, make sure the schools you apply to send folks to finance jobs (check employment reports) Some schools can be much better than others.

As for one or two year, from what you have written here, two years seems to make more sense, cause you are looking for an industry change.

But basically, first things first - I'd say think about that GMAT!
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Status: Work hard in silence, let success make the noise
Joined: 25 Nov 2013
Posts: 160
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, General Management
GMAT 1: 540 Q50 V15
GMAT 2: 640 Q50 V27
GPA: 3.11
WE: Consulting (Computer Software)
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 33 [0], given: 84

Re: Please Evaluate My Profile [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2014, 13:39
JonAdmissionado wrote:
Hey dude,
Thanks for dropping by. So I got a few thoughts here based on what you wrote (and on what you didn't write)

1. I'm not sure your goals are the best. EVERYbody in IT from India wants to move into finance. Few do. And it might be perceived as unrealistic, so you may want to reconsider.

2. Think about retaking the GMAT. It may be high enough for some of the schools on your list, but since anyhow it wouldn't make any sense for you to apply until R1 next year, you might as well retake the GMAT cause even with 30 points higher, it can make a huge difference.

3. If you really DO want to get into finance, make sure the schools you apply to send folks to finance jobs (check employment reports) Some schools can be much better than others.

As for one or two year, from what you have written here, two years seems to make more sense, cause you are looking for an industry change.

But basically, first things first - I'd say think about that GMAT!


Please find my answers below:-

1. True, most of the people from IT in India wants to move to Finance. 1 thing I would like to say...I am really good at numbers and mathematics...So, I think Finance is and should be the best option for me. I think if given a chance to do internship, I can convince my employer that I need to switch to Finance. And, I am not good at programming and stuff, though I handle database and Oracle stuff, so I want to move from IT to Finance.
If not finance, which field do you think is booming and has good market for jobs, especially Canada.

2. Its true that 30 points will make a difference. I have already studied about 15 months for GMAT and think I am really bored of it...Plus I was targeting around 650, which I think I have got...I know my GMAT is little bit low..Ok, I will give a re-thought.

3. Thanks...I will surely check employment stats...

Moreover, I am also applying to Schulish School of Business for Fall 2014.
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sahilchaudhary wrote:
JonAdmissionado wrote:
Hey dude,
Thanks for dropping by. So I got a few thoughts here based on what you wrote (and on what you didn't write)

1. I'm not sure your goals are the best. EVERYbody in IT from India wants to move into finance. Few do. And it might be perceived as unrealistic, so you may want to reconsider.

2. Think about retaking the GMAT. It may be high enough for some of the schools on your list, but since anyhow it wouldn't make any sense for you to apply until R1 next year, you might as well retake the GMAT cause even with 30 points higher, it can make a huge difference.

3. If you really DO want to get into finance, make sure the schools you apply to send folks to finance jobs (check employment reports) Some schools can be much better than others.

As for one or two year, from what you have written here, two years seems to make more sense, cause you are looking for an industry change.

But basically, first things first - I'd say think about that GMAT!


Please find my answers below:-

1. True, most of the people from IT in India wants to move to Finance. 1 thing I would like to say...I am really good at numbers and mathematics...So, I think Finance is and should be the best option for me. I think if given a chance to do internship, I can convince my employer that I need to switch to Finance. And, I am not good at programming and stuff, though I handle database and Oracle stuff, so I want to move from IT to Finance.
If not finance, which field do you think is booming and has good market for jobs, especially Canada.

2. Its true that 30 points will make a difference. I have already studied about 15 months for GMAT and think I am really bored of it...Plus I was targeting around 650, which I think I have got...I know my GMAT is little bit low..Ok, I will give a re-thought.

3. Thanks...I will surely check employment stats...

Moreover, I am also applying to Schulish School of Business for Fall 2014.


Hey there,

So for question one, the big question is not so much "what do you really feel like you want to do" because actually when you go to Bschool, you throw the whole stack of cards into the wind, and most people come out doing something totally different than what they thought they would do. What is FAR FAR more important is how GOOD and LOGICAL and REASONABLE your story sounds on your application, and that is the main reason why I said you should reconsider, because you may think your goals fit you or are original from your perspective (and you may be right too!) but from the AdCom's perspective they are likely to say "Oh, another Indian application who is a programmer and who wants to go into finance and make money" they will likely not be impressed.

For the GMAT, obviously it's up to you, but consider it. the GMAT directly influences the level of school you can go to, which directly influences the job you can get and your salary. So its a very very worthwhile investment, even if it can be a big pain.
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